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Lymphoma and Myeloma

The treatment plans for most cases of lymphoma, leukemia, and multiple myeloma include chemotherapy. However, radiation therapy continues to have an important role in the management of these diseases. At Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, radiation oncologists work together with medical oncologists to optimize treatment plans for the best possible outcomes for patients.

Radiation therapy is used to consolidate gains made by systemic treatments, especially in areas where there was a large volume of disease originally or where disease persists after chemotherapy. There are lymphomas where radiation therapy may be the sole treatment (such as lymphoma around the eye). Lymphomas are often quite responsive to radiation therapy, which is very effective at alleviating pain or other symptoms from disease progression.

At Sylvester, the use of advanced imaging technologies such as 3T MRI, PET/CT fusion, IMRT, IGRT, and Rapid Arc®, enable us to precisely target tumors while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues.

In addition, the Department of Radiation Oncology at Sylvester is the only site in South Florida that offers total skin electron beam radiation therapy (TSEB) for lymphomas of the skin, including mycosis fungoides.

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